Youth seeking summer jobs can gain real-world work experience while earning a paycheck through the Summer Job League, a workforce placement program that helps emerging workers (ages 16-24) earn workplace skill certificates and connect with area businesses.
Job-seekers can get started by registering at summerjobs.mo.gov/summerjobs
The Summer Job League, available to Kansas City and St. Louis area youth who meet eligibility requirements, is an initiative of the Missouri Division of Workforce Development. Kansas City partners include the Full Employment Council, Kansas City and Vicinity Workforce Investment Board, Eastern Jackson County Workforce Investment Board, and the Hire KC Area Youth initiative of the City of Kansas City, Mo.
The summer jobs program will use $4.5 million of existing federal block grants to support wages of $8-an-hour, for up to thirty hours a week, for 1,500 Kansas City youth from low-income families during the summer of 2015.
The program will also provide resources for supportive employment services such as mentoring and case management.
Youth employment opportunities will be available in Jackson, Cass, Clay, Platte and Ray counties.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced the program in Kansas City in November 2104.